did - by any chance - anybody round here know Alan Kaplan?
He was a long time contributor to >>Photo net<< and a passionate
photographer, located in Miami, Florida. For years he published almost
daily on his blog >>The Price of Silver<<. Al passed away on Dec., 29th
after struggeling in hospital for two weeks after a heartattack.
You can read tons of information on his blog on LEICA-photography very often
with his M2 and a 15 mm HELIAR. With this combo he became famous for his
selfportraits. He was a very helpful professional, ALWAYS corresponding in a
friendly and supporting manner to anything which was brought up to him.
Sometimes with quite a tough personal attitude, which some didn´t honour.
What I liked: he didn´t like digital and stuck to silver-photography right to the end.
>> RIP, Al, hope you could take some of your photography-photons with you <<